Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Jane & Michael Stern, Authors of 500 Things to EatDear Amazon Readers, Can you believe that when we set out to write a guide to America's best regional food 30+ years ago, there were people in the world of publishing who said it couldn't be done? Back then, the belief among gourmets (the term "foodie" hadn't yet been coined) was that this country did not have too many interesting things to eat! WRONG! We have enjoyed a mighty delicious career proving that America is one appetizing, crazy quilt of amazing things to eat. And today, nobody doubts that fact! Just turn on the TV and you can't miss some wacky TV show taking you to all the great barbecue, chili, burgers, and pizza that we love to write about. Like the population itself, our national diet is wild, iconoclastic, silly, kitschy, devil-may-care, tradition-minded, and tradition-be-damned. 500 Things to Eat is our Life List: the best of the best; the dishes every food-savvy person needs to eat. So if you haven't yet hit the road with this guidebook in your glove compartment, please "join us" and savor for yourself the memorable meals that all those silly TV food shows can only show you. —Jane & Michael Stern
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Memorable Mileposts from 500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late: and the Very Best Places To Eat Them
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Chicken Annies in Pittsburg, KS
Burgerville in Portland, OR
Leonard's Pit Barbecue in Memphis, TN
The Cherry Hut in Beulah, MI
Deep Fried Hot Dogs at Rawley's in Fairfield, CT
Huckleberry Sundae at Ekstrom's State Station in Clinton, MT
Cinnamon Roll at Gus Balon's in Tucson, AZ
Barbecued Oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company in Marshall, CA
Every summer my friends and I pull out this book, pick a place and go. If you like to try new things and maybe do a little traveling, this book is worth the purchase. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Mika Thought
Gave as a gift to my husband, he really enjoyed it, and has a list we are hoping to complete before we die, lol.Published 8 months ago by Kat
This is the greatest book in the world. I take it everywhere with me on my vacations, year after year and it hasn't disappointed yet. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cinnamon Girl
This book made me want to puke and and crawl underneath a pillow and cry... Gross! Some food is disgusting; this proves it.Published 11 months ago by Alexander Warren Heldman
Not well organized and light on West Coast - The TOC is bad, no real index. Referenced pages not update or linked. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a terrific book to take whilst traveling. So far I've found it to be very accurate and quite helpful.Published 14 months ago by Kimberly J. Foster
Not easy reference and too much information for me.
Kind of a mumble jumble order.
I have already put it in my yard sale items.
I enjoyed the book but I would not recommend the Kindle version. Its too dificult to crossreference items and the crossreferences in the text are all zeroes in that version.Published 17 months ago by Greg
This is one of those books you just must read on a full stomach. This book was loads of fun to read and I really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite places listed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. C Sheehy